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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: John Gillespie | john.gillespie@downstate.edu | (718)270-2262

US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover Tribute To Medical Personnel

Brooklyn, N.Y. (April 28, 2020) -Tuesday’s bright and sunny skies were made brighter when the United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paid tribute to first responders and healthcare workers in the tri-state area.

Tuesday’s bright and sunny skies were made brighter when the United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paid tribute to first responders and healthcare workers in the tri-state area.

Jets from the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds flew over New York City, and our beloved University Hospital of Brooklyn in a tribute to the medical personnel, first responders, and other essential workers involved in fighting the pandemic.

We thank the Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds for this fantastic show of gratitude to all our nation’s essential healthcare heroes. For us at Downstate, we are incredibly honored as our focus is caring for COVID-only patients during this pandemic.

To see the amazing flight as they passed over SUNY Downstate, please click here

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About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care, and is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City, and Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate’s teaching hospital, backed by the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.